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SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

 

Santiago de Compostela is the medieval centre of Galicia and also the capital of the region. It has been declared Cultural Heritage of Mankind, and is the finishing point of the Christian pilgrims´ roads (Caminos de Santiago) to the tomb of the Apostle St. James.

In the early 9th century, Bishop Teodomiro of Iria, discovered the tomb of the Apostle Saint James. Kings Alphonso II and Alphonso III built churches and founded the Antealtares and Pinario Monasteries. The worship of St James made the Moorish chief Al-Mansur distrustful, so he set fire and razed Compostela, taking the bells to Cordoba.
 
Later on, the pilgrimage reached its peak and Alphonso VI commenced work on the Romanesque Cathedral in 1075. Some years later, count Ramón de Borgoña and Diego Gelmírez promoted the work on this and other churches. The city grew and the population even revolted against Queen Urraca and Gelmírez in 1117. In spite of everything, the "Calixtine Codex" refers to the city as "the Apostle´s sublime city, filled with every kind of charm . . . so it is regarded as the happiest and most distinguished of the Spanish cities".

In 1211 Master Mateo and his school finished the Cathedral. The Middle Ages, not always peaceful, were coming to an end. The Renaissance arrived with the reign of the Catholic Monarchs and one of the first works of this period is the Royal Hospital, today a splendid hotel. Moreover, Archbishops of the Fonseca family left an indelible trace by founding the University, paying for the Cathedral´s splendid cloister and building Fonseca College.

 The Baroque period restored the historical city, the cathedral, churches and monasteries, and left them almost exactly as they are now. The century-old tradition and Santiago´s contribution to the formation of Europe have lately brought the city international recognition. Thus Santiago has been declared World Heritage, and the Road to Santiago has been acknowledged as the First European Cultural Route and a World Heritage site. The calls for European unity coming from Santiago give clear proof of its transcendental role. All this, and the fact that it is the capital of the region, predict a promising future for Santiago.

Population: 95,966 (2016)
Elevation: 260 m

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SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

 
Santiago is the medieval centre of Galicia and also the capital of the region. Declared Cultural Heritage of Mankind, and is the finishing point of the pilgrims´ roads (Caminos) to the tomb of St. James...
 
 
 
 

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Here are the top 10 recommended tours selected by our specialist in all the destination we offer tours to. After many years of exploring and experiencing the "Best of the Best" we could like to share our knowledge with you to make your next trip an unforgettable journey!

 
 
 
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Santiago de Compostela Historical Walking Tour

 

Discover with us Santiago de Compostela the Pilgrimage capital of Galicia. On this half day private walking tour you will visit the old quarter of the city and the stunning cathedral of Santiago...

 

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Galician Cooking, Food and Wine Tour Short Break...

 

A Special culinary and cooking tour of Spain based in Santiago de Compostela, capital of Galicia. You will get the chance to learn in-depth about the gastronomy of Galicia...

 

  

 
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Food and Wine Journey of Galicia, North of...

 

Food, Wine & Cultural Tour of Galicia, Spain. A Private tour that will show you gastronomical and historical delights of this area. Discover distinct Spanish wines, cuisine, music...

 

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Wine Tour of the Ribeiro Wine Region from...

 

On this guided wine tour from Santiago you will visit the wine country of Ribeiro. Ribadavia is in the interior of Galicia at the confluence of two rivers surrounded by mountains and vineyards. The tour involves a guided walk around the beautiful Old Town and its medieval quarter We will visit the local winery Casal de Arman.

 

  

 
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Wine Tour of Ribeira Sacra from Santiago de...

 

On this guided tour of Ribeira Sacra (which means the sacred river bank) you will visit up to three outstanding local wineries tasting wines of D.O. Ribeira Sacra. Ribeira Sacra is a candidate UNESCO world heritage...

 

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Albarino Wine Tasting & Celtic Sites of the...

 

On this wine tour from Santiago follow down Upper Rias Baixas coastline. You will visit a wide variety of sights including passing through small fishing villages making a stop at the remains of the breathtaking Celtic Hill-fort at Baroña. Enjoy a gourmet seafood lunch with Albariño wines

 

  

 
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The villages of Southern Galicia and along the...

 

On this private excursion from Santiago de Compostela you will enjoy a full day tour of the Southern most coast of Galicia then over the border to Northern Portugal...

 

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Barbanza Rias Baixas Seafaring Coast and Historic...

 

On this private day tour excursion from Santiago de Compostela you will enjoy a full day tour discovering Low Estuaries and The Landscapes of "Mar Adentro". Walk along the wild Atlantic coast visiting ancient Celtic Ruins, small fishing villages, etc...

 

  

 
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Camino de Santiago Trail in Galicia Independently...

 

Walk the Camino de Santiago! This version of our Camino de Santiago is designed for independent travelers who would like to walk the last 100kms/62 mi of the Pilgrimage trail with baggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation...

 

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Santiago de Compostela Food, Tapas & Wine Tour...

 

A gastronomic food tour in the Old Town of Santiago de Compostela. An excellent option for those who would like a lunch tasting various Galician fine wines paired with delicious, freshly made tapas.

 

  

 
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Hotel Monumento San Francisco

 

One of the best spots to stay in Santiago just a short walk to the Cathedral and easily accessible. The hotel is housed in the Convent of San Francisco, which dates back to the year 1214, and located in Santiago de Compostela’s historic city centre, only 150 metres from the Cathedral.

 

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Hotel Spa A Quinta Da Auga Relais & Chateaux

 

A Quinta da Auga is a boutique hotel, with a Spa and restaurant to discover the luxury and the gastronomy of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. The only Relais & Châteaux Spa-Hotel in Galicia. A charming hotel option when staying in Santiago.

 

  

 
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